University of Missouri Suspends Professor Who Called For SOME MUSCLE OVER HERE

Melissa Quick

University of Missouri professor Melissa Click was charged with assault earlier this week for her role in the campus protests last fall. Now she’s been suspended.

Reuters reports:

Missouri suspends professor who called for ‘muscle’ against student reporter

A University of Missouri communications professor who called for “some muscle” to get a student journalist to back off during campus protests in November, was suspended by the school on Wednesday, days after she was charged with misdemeanor assault.

The university’s board of curators said Melissa Click was suspended with pay pending further investigation and it ordered an investigation to determine promptly whether additional discipline would be appropriate.

Click, an assistant professor in the university’s communications department, was charged on Monday by the Columbia, Missouri, city attorney. She could not immediately be reached for comment.

She can be seen on a student journalist’s video calling on protesters during an anti-racism demonstration to remove the reporter and a student photographer from a spot in the school quad that demonstrators had claimed as private space.

“Who wants to help me get this reporter out of here?” Click yells on camera. “I need some muscle over here.”

She deserves to be permanently fired.

A communications professor should know better.

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